These lists are completely subjective and the focus is more on my enjoyment than filmmaking quality. Honorable Mentions are films that I like but aren’t at that favorite level. I’ve also included a list of films that I would like to see from this year. So with that all said, here’s a quick glance at my favorite and least favorite films of 2011. This is by no means definitive.


The Skin I Live In

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Forks Over Knives
Take Shelter
Karate-Robo Zaborgar
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris
Attack the Block
Wu Xia
Into the Abyss
Woody Allen: A Documentary
The Interrupters
From Up on Poppy Hill
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Your Highness
Nightmare Factory

Honorable Mentions:

Pearl Jam Twenty
Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
Source Code
Born to be Wild

American: The Bill Hicks Story
The Rum Diary
The Muppets
Green Lantern
Father’s Day
Juan of the Dead
The Three Musketeers

Conan the Barbarian


Hall Pass
Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt
Red Riding Hood
Another Earth
Choy Lee Fut
Puss in Boots

And a new category,
Most Over-Rated:

The Tree of Life
The Artist
War Horse

2011 Movies I still plan to see that might be good:
Season of the Witch (Hahaha, yeah I know…)
I Saw the Devil
A Dangerous Method
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Last edit: 05/01/16

Think I got it wrong? Wondering why a certain favorite film isn’t on the list? Drop a comment below!